I’m lost in the proverbial sauce. Vacation sauce that is. Wait is this even a vacation or am I homeless? Aw man, I’m homeless.
Anyway, welcome to the first installment of Warrior Wednesday, where I break down aspects of my attempting-to-be-healthy-and-sometimes-sucking-at-it lifestyle.
Right now, I suck at it. Between adjusting to weather, time, and not having a jogging stroller, I have BARELY gotten out to run. I guess it’s possible to be doing indoor exercising, but it just ain’t happening in this house. But this is Washington, my happy place right!? I should be doing yoga on a mountain and running free through the forest! Well at least I’ve done that second bit, I hit the trails with the Mr. for a good 4 plus miles. Good meaning, barely huffing it along in the cold and being a total sissy pants. I am struggling with staying positive about running at the moment, which for every beginner is probably a necessary struggle. I just need to get over this speed
bump of thinking I really suck at running. I need to turn into one of those uber positive pinterest photos about how badass it is to run. Like how even if I’m slow, I’m lapping people on a couch. Or even if I only run a mile, at least I ran. Yeah try telling that to the Club Sandwich and iced tea I just inhaled. I’m thinking I need to run a few miles to balance the glorious calories on that one.
But! All is not lost! I have been losing weight! Not much, but I can tell a little. How can I tell you ask? My pants fit! Yes ladies and gents, this girl who couldn’t put on weight for the first 20 years of her life, is now battling the pounds! While my husband likes to say he likes my curves, I’m not a fan of the muffin top. I don’t even like to actually bake, so how I turned myself into a giant muffin, I do not know. Not. A. Fan. It’s also slightly difficult not to indulge at local eateries after being away from them for three years, but the knowledge I’ll continue to have them after my time in WA certainly helps in putting them off for a while. I’m looking at you Olive Garden, you delicious bastard.
So for now here’s my first update, I’ve only run a little over 10 miles in January. Not a good start to the 250 miles I plan on running by the end of the year. I haven’t done a single round of yoga, and I haven’t even touched my weights or done cardio. Here I am giving an update anyway, because I want to motivate myself again, and let the rest of you beginners, middle-ers, and marathoners know, we ALL go through the big “Do I Suck At This” speedbump. The trick is to overcome it and press on anyway. I’m 25 (holy crap I’m turning 26 in less than 3 months…boo) and I’m on the right track, even if I’m running in real slow circles at the moment.